This video is one of the special events from our uLearn Naturally Science Week 2015 programme of ground breaking events for families, children, professionals & adults. In an important sharing of experience Author and Teacher Onyeka speaks on some of the real requirement of working scientifically with the heritage and inheritance of African people. Hear clearly the driving ideas and research imperatives that have empowered his breakthrough book Blackamoores. Enjoy and learn as he inspires the scientist inside each and every one of us.
Onyeka is a writer, law lecturer and historian. His books document the lives and history of the African experience in Britain. His work explores issues about cultural identity, resistance to oppression and the will to succeed.
Onyeka has written three novels, The Black Prince, Waiting to Explode and The Phoenix, which was awarded the 2009 African Achievers award for Communication and Media. He has also written two plays and his recent book, Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins, is a ground breaking historical publication which highlights the significance of the presence of African people in Tudor England. This important work is based on the investigation of over 250,000 artifacts and documents gathered by the author, spanning more than 10 years of research. Some of this evidence was collected from archives and parish records across England and Europe.
Event was held on March 19th 2015 @ All Eyes On Egipt (Brixton)
Video Release Date: 21st May 2015
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Reference links & info:
Tudor Africans: What's in a name?
A paper by Onyeka. History Today, Issue 62.